- Jose Mourinho could be eyeing a move for Real Madrid's Luka Modric next year
- The Spurs boss is hoping he could use his relationship with the Croatian to land him
- Mourinho already brought Gareth Bale back to Tottenham in the summer
Jose Mourinho might be planning another huge surprise for Tottenham Hotspur next summer.
The 57-year-old already succeeded in bringing Gareth Bale back to North London on loan from Real Madrid - with an option to sign him permanently.
According to reports in Spain, Mourinho is reportedly plotting to bring Luka Modric back to the club after about eight years with Los Blancos.
The Croatian joined the Spanish League defending champions in 2012 in a deal around £30 million - winning four Champions Leagues, two La Ligas and three Club World Cups since then.
Daily Mail quoting Spanish news programme El Chiringuito de Jugones reports that Mourinho has been in contact with the 2018 World Cup finalist in a bid to bring him back in 2021.
Mourinho was responsible for signing Modric for Real in 2012 and he has gone ahead to score 24 goals and 56 assists in 362 appearances since then.
The Croatian will be free to speak with any club of his choice when the January transfer window opens in a few days' time. He said last month:
"I feel good, I feel strong, and I still have plenty of football in my legs and strengths to continue, but let's see what happens in the future.
"I've said many times and I'll say it again, I'm very happy at Madrid and I'd love to end my career here, but let's see what happens.
"Who wouldn't want to end their career at Real Madrid? But it depends on a lot of things. But there is no-one who'd be happier than me to continue at Real Madrid."
Sources close to Real Madrid claim the 35-year-old might be handed an extension due to his impressive display in recent times.
The attacker has started most of his club's 19 matches so far this campaign, scoring twice in the process.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has stated that Manchester United should have handed him more time during his spell in charge at the Old Trafford club.
Spurs boss Mourinho believes he was not given enough time to turn things around for the Red Devils as he had a massive project to return the club to its glory days.
The Special One recently celebrated one year in charge of Tottenham having taken over from Mauricio Pochettino and has started on a bright note in the 2020-2021 campaign.
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